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Famous Waldensians
notable, prominent, celebrity adherents of the Vaudoise Church, a.k.a. the Waldensian Church
also known as "Vaudois, "The Poor Lombards", or "The Poor of Lyons" in France


  • Peter Waldo - (1140-1218) merchant; founder of Waldensianism (also known as: Peter Valdo, Waldo of Lyons)
  • Reinerius Saccho - (died 1259) inquisitor, former Waldensian who reported on Waldensian to Catholic Church
  • Paolo Ricca - prominent Waldensian theologian
  • Italo Calvino - influential Italian novelist and Communist; author of The Baron in the Trees, 1957 (lapsed)

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